5th Grade Teacher
Ms. Delorefice is an educator with an unwavering dedication that truly sets her apart. Her commitment to her students is nothing short of fierce, coupled with high expectations she holds for their growth and achievement socially, emotionally and academically. Lisa spares no effort in ensuring their advancement. Within 30 minutes of meeting Ms. Delorefice, all of her students quickly learned about her passion for mathematics. While math can be seen as an intimidating subject for many, her passion and support for this area helps students to see themselves as mathematicians and able to conquer their fear and feel confident. You can find Lisa every morning greeting our students with warmth and open arms, extending a heartfelt welcome to start their day. Her devotion extends beyond her classroom-she has initiated after school groups, year after year, focused on providing targeted support to students in need. She touches the lives of students and adults across our campus every day!
Ms. Delorefice, you are a BUSD All Star!
Student Supervision Aide (SSA)
We are incredibly fortunate to have Leah Coombs at our school in the role as a Student Supervision Aide. She always goes the extra mile in her role. With a heart dedicated to fostering a positive environment, Leah takes a keen interest in understanding student behavior. She invests time in getting to know each student’s story, crafting an inclusive atmosphere where everyone feels valued. Recognizing diverse needs, Leah offers the support that is needed for each student, while fostering independence and problem solving skills, even when it will require extra effort. She has also become an integral part of our team focused on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as this aligns with her passion to create a positive environment for our students. Her commitment to our students has truly elevated our school community, embodying the spirit of inclusivity, care and dedication. Her impact resonates throughout our school and beyond!
Ms. Coombs, thank you for being a BUSD All Star!
Mrs. Anderson is in her fifth year serving students of Benicia Unified as an elementary intervention teacher. She began in a shared role between Henderson and Turner, and for the past three years, the Henderson Hounds have been lucky enough to call Mrs. Anderson our own! Mrs. Anderson is a champion for students, and collaborates with JHE teachers, families, and district support staff, to always make sure that our students are getting all the academic and social-emotional support they need to be able to thrive! Mrs. Anderson’s partnerships with the Henderson teachers of every grade level are especially evident at the beginning of the year, when she supports teachers with NWEA testing, DIBELS, supporting Multi-Language Learners (MLL’s), and much much more! Mrs. Anderson also plays a critical role on the JHE MTSS “Tier Two Team” in the way that she masterfully leverages data and intervention trials to determine how best to support students!
Ms. Anderson, you are a BUSD All Star!
Martin Corona Gonzalez
School Operations Worker (Lead/Daytime Custodian)
Mr. Martin is the kind of educator who is everywhere, all at once, somehow available on campus to every colleague and every student at Joe Henderson! He unfailingly greets every colleague and every student with a warm smile, a helping hand, an encouraging word, and a visible example of dedication and commitment to making JHE the best, kindest, cleanest place that it possibly can be! Mr. Martin’s commitment and industriousness are not just traits that can be seen in the areas of his custodial duties; rather, his positive attitude and Hound spirit resonate through every opportunity he has to say “yes” and ask “How can I help?” While it is only Mr. Martin’s seventh year in Benicia Unified, it is as if he has been a Henderson Hound for a generation, because every student and every parent & guardian somehow knows his name! Mr. Martin’s pride in his work, and in all the work that is done by the students and staff of Joe Henderson makes JHE a better, kinder place to be, every single day.
Mr. Martin, Thank you for being a BUSD All Star!